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  1. I am looking for a Hornby H Class chassis (from a BR black one, of course) as I'm making a freelance simplfied 4-4-0 tender locomotive. Where can I easily obtain one without the hassle of buying a perfectly-good model?
  2. So, you took my suggestion and made a GWR Express Passenger Atlantic? Well done.
  3. An Atlantic version of a GWR King - that's something!
  4. Here I am back again a week after my visit to the Bluebell Railway! After seeing the sole-surviving H Class No. 263, I was inspired to design a short wheelbase 4-4-0 tender locomotive as I hoped to make a freelance model. This is the locomotive I just came up with. The tender would be a whole piece with attachments for spoked metal wheels and couplings for the drawbar and the modern Hornby coupling. I hope everyone likes it as much as I did in designing it. In addition, I would make rolling stock using an SR Queen Mary bogie brake van chassis to make a short rake of mini coaches inspired by the old Metropolitan Railway coaching stock (which I also rode aboard - twice!).
  5. Here I am back with an N Gauge conversion which is the SECR E Class 4-4-0 made uisng a Union Mills LSWR T9. The chimney has been replaced, the dome has been moved forward and the firebox has been constructed from scratch. She still runs well in both directions and the cab windows will be drilled out as the original ones have been filled in. The cab has been modified to represent the SECR Wainwright style akin to its predecessor, the D Class. Also coupled behind her are two repainted Graham Farish Four Wheel Coaches made for the layout. They are also hauled by the Graham Farish C Class 0-6-0 which also doubles as a good locomotive but as a mixed-traffic locomotive, too. An SECR Dancehall Brake Van was made from a Graham Farish LMS Brake Van and it wasn't an easy conversion, but then again, never say never and believe me, I never once did.
  6. I have purchased a Union Mills T9 which I intend to use as an SECR E Class 4-4-0 as it is mostly not too far off. The only things worth changing are the cab, the chimney and safety valve in place of the whistle which would then be mounted on the cab roof as well as the Belpaire firebox scratch-made and the cab front windows altered. Is a conversion of this sort possible even in this scale?
  7. I see. I kinda meant Triang Hornby/Hornby Railways models.
  8. I wonder if that sort of upgrading could be done on older Hornby models (not the later tender-drive ones, the original loco-drive ones).
  9. Well, it's supposed to be an Edwardian-themed layout set in the Kent countryside. And it's portable, too.
  10. It has been months since I last updated this thread. I have yet to continue more on my layout along with building and running it, too. Also, I purchased off E-Bay a Union Mills T9 4-4-0 which I intend to make into an SECR E Class 4-4-0 that I can use for express passenger duties. This way, I should have at least a handful of period-correct rolling-stock to run on the layout as well as figures which will be the finishing item.
  11. And here we are, another Retro-style model nearing completion! I know the nameplates are a mite big but it's the best I can do. Getting specially-commissioned nameplates takes a bit of time and money. I did write to the companies but I didn't hear back. And yes, the tender lining's not the best but with some tidying up, it'll look better. Apart from that, a nice model all the same even though it keeps stopping and starting every now and then. Using a 9-volt battery would be more of an option than running on power.
  12. Blimey, mate! That there's a great beaut of a model, that!
  13. Wow, nice! A very nice 80s style model! I must say you did very well with it! In fact, I'm doing a 1980s Hornby Railways-style model which is the LNER B17/5 4-6-0 using a Golden Arrow kit and giving it the 1980s Hornby treatment like with my 1990s Hornby Railways SECR O1 model also done with a Golden Arrow kit and real Hornby parts to compliment it! Check that out as well!
  14. Well, it's been ages but I shall hope to get the track plan as well as rolling stock and buildings sorted out real soon. Watch this post for updates...
  15. Howdy, y'all! Before I start with this update, I just wish to thank friscopete, Alex TM, bazzer42 and ManofKent for your helpful suggestions and reccomendations for what to add to the layout. Now for the progress: *The locomotive and tender have had some changes made such as the cylinders painted red; the tender has had some paint touch-ups. It no longer says 'T.R.R. 1865' on both sides as I am making it more generic and inspired by railroads of the Western United States. *The coaches have also been given a lick of grey primer - I brushed it on as it's more forgiving on some areas of detail than spray-painting but they will both become yellow soon; it would have all the hallmarks of Virginia & Truckee/Union Pacific vibe to it. *The layout will also be a portable one and an oval with tiny straights; according the the layout plans, it's gonna be divided into three sections - one side will have a town scene almost like out of Red Dead, one side will have a desert plains scene and one side will be an aera where the controls and wiring are gonna be hidden. The track and plans will soon be another matter (a financial one no doubt) so keep your eyes peeled for more as it develops.
  16. As River Dyke seems to have stalled but will fully begin again, I am able to develop another potential micro layout set in the Wild West (as you guessed in the title), Coven Gulch (Twinned with Coventry). With a Hornby Toy Story 3 4-4-0 loco and a spare Triang Davy Crockett tender, I was able to make a 4-4-0 tender locomotive suitable for a micro layout such as this. I will provide a photograph of the locomotive soon enough. As for the rolling stock, I will be uisng TS3 rolling stock from said-train set I managed to pick up on E-Bay. I have done some modifcations to the locomotive as I felt it lacked a tender but I easily rectified it. I will be providing a picture of the locomotive, soon. And here is a picture of the layout plans I have: So, what do you guys think? Like with River Dyke, it will be portable and also built on the same lightweight base. Now, as for the buildings and such, I will be finding some card-built ones as well as Western figures. If anyone knows where I can get them, please let me know.
  17. What an outstanding and fantastic model! Is its purpose mixed-traffic, express passenger or heavy freight?
  18. More done on my LNWR Prince George model. I gotta tell you, getting the thing to run right as well as look right was a piggin' great nightmare, but hopefully, one that'll pay off once completed.
  19. Thta's interesting! Worth a find, too! Say, would anyone be modelling the M&SWJR? I might.
  20. Wow! How did you make that model? I could make the Midland Yankee Mogul 2511 Class using a GWR 43xx model and such. Would it be possible?
  21. Well, t's been 8 days since my 30th birthday and I had a pretty good time. Now that I've been vaccinated, I can finally start again my heritage railway tour of the nation! Also, my Tri-ang Hornby LNWR George the Fifth Class model is coming along nicely as I just stated in my Retro-style Models thread.

  22. Well, it's been a while now, but I have been making progress on my LNWR Prince George model so far: As you can see, the parts have been grafted on and it's becoming more and more closer to the original class but true to how models were produced at the time. Already, I'm excited for how this model is gonna turn out (nicely, I hope)! As soon as I get ahold of Hornby's LNWR coaches, they'll go nicely together. More on this as it develops. And look how it's grown so far!
  23. I see you're making a standard gauge version of a miniature locomotive - most creative!
  24. Your most welcome. This model does look amazing and I'm most glad to help! I do have ideas for a futuristic steam locomotive if you're interested.
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